PL100 II technology
  • 6 1/2" RDT®II bass / mid driver
  • MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
  • Single rear HiVe®II port
  • New patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound
  • Bespoke speaker terminals and footings
  • Underhung, edge-wound voice coils: greater driver efficiency and lifelike dynamics, less distortion
  • Bolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics
  • Anti-Resonance Composite (ARC) mid-range housings and baffle components: reduced cabinet vibration, purer sound quality
  • Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead
  • Individual driver grilles
  • Finish options: Santos Rosewood or Ebony natural wood veneers with clear gloss piano lacquer, or Piano black gloss lacquer
  • Optional dedicated floor stand available



System Format

2 Way - 2 Driver

Frequency Response (-6dB - IEC 268-13)

40Hz - 100kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)


Maximum S.P.L.

111.8dBA (pair)

Nominal Impedance

6Ω (4.5Ω min. @ 160Hz)

Power Handling (RMS)


Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

60 - 120W

Cabinet Design

Single rear HiVe®II port

Drive Unit Compliment

1 x 61/2" RDT®II bass / mid driver
1 x MPD high frequency transducer

Crossover Frequency


External Dimensions (H x W x D)

370 x 225 x 285mm
(149/16 x 87/8 x 111/4”)

Weight (each)

14.94kg (32lb 14oz)

Professional reviews

PL100 II

March 2017

PL100 II 'Highly Recommended' By

Ed Selley of reviewed the PL100 II, and was so impressed by the flagship bookshelf speaker that he saw fit to award the AV Forums "Highly Recommended" award! Ed had plenty of positive comments about the PL100 II, at one point saying, "the more you listen to them, the more impressive they become." 

More great quotes from the review are below: 

"For a relatively compact speaker, the Monitor Audio has exceptional bass extension. Listening to Underworld's Everything, Everything live album, the PL100 II is seriously impressive."

"It extends effortlessly off the lower midrange and is packed with detail and texture... The upper registers of the Monitor Audio are sensationally good."

"The PL100 II manages to bring a truly invigorating level of scale and energy to music but even when provoked, it stays smooth and civilized." 

"This is an attractive, exquisitely assembled and very forgiving speaker that delivers a truly outstanding performance across a huge variety of music."

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Son & Image

PL100 II

May 2016

PL100 II Review from Son & Image Magazine

"This is a 2-way with both power and control, and without exaggeration, sounds life-like." 

In the latest issue of Son & Image magazine, you'll find a great review review written by Michel Leroux, on the the PL100 II bookshelf speakers from Monitor Audio's new Platinum Series II.

Michel was thoroughly impressed, saying that the PL100 II "offers good tonal balance with a solid reproduction of bass, mids and highs, offering excellent control, dynamic range and transition between low and loud levels."

More quotes from this great review are below... 

"...offers great balance between the bass, mid-range and treble. There's a natural and smooth feel through the mid-range, with a silky rendering of details from the new high frequency transducer. The MPD design never pushes the treble too far."    

"The subtle strength of these 2-way speakers, together with the harmonious separation of instruments in the soundstage, creates an intense listening pleasure, with a sound that goes toward being soft and sweet rather than analytical, in full respect of the instruments natural timber."

"Besides looking great in any interior, the new PL 100 II will please those looking for compact and aesthetic loudspeakers with musical generosity."

User reviews

Sierra wwf Monitor Audio USA

PL100 II

January 2017

Superb. I bought these unheard because I so enjoyed the Gold GX-50. Not disappointed. Incredible singing treble, solid, controlled bass. Lovely to look at and exquisitely beautiful in sound.

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